General Cockapoo Infomation
and Guardian Dog Program
Size:  Size is determines by the weight of the parents.  My parents are between 15-17 pounds.  Puppies will be between these weights.
Toy:  under 12 pounds
Mini: 12-20 pounds
Standard: over 20 lbs

Personality: Cockapoos are very smart and train very easy.  They are eager to please.  They are great around children and other pets.

Coat:  There are several coat types a cockapoo can have from straight, wavy, to curly.  Mine have a wavy coat.

Activity Level: Cockapoos adapt well to all types of homes.  They are comfortable in an apartment or large house.  They have a medium activity level.  They can cuddle up on the couch with you or go for a 2 mile walk.

Lifespan:  Usually 13-17 years.

 What is A Guardian Home?
Our Guardian Home Program allows for local families to have a “pick of the litter puppy”, or top notch adolescent/adult breeding dog for just a fraction of the price. The Guardian Home puppy or dog is part of the Guardian Home’s Family forever, while the breeding rights are retained by Cathy’s Cockapoos for a set amount of time (each situation is slightly different so we prefer to work out specific details with each family on an individual basis.) Once the Guardian Dog has completed his/her breeding career, he/she will be spayed or neutered at our expense, and will remain a forever pet of their Guardian Family!

 There a Cost Involved to Be a Guardian Home?
Yes. We do not give our Guardian dogs or pups away. The cost of a Guardian Home dog/puppy is $1000.00 and as of now I am only doing buff, apricot, and red.  You will be given $100.00/ puppy that is born to your dog. 
Our Guardian Home Families are responsible for the general routine veterinary care and wellness of the Guardian puppy/dog placed with them. This means annual vaccines, feeding a high quality dog food, grooming, monthly heartworm prevention, flea/tick prevention, training, regular exercise and socialization, and most importantly all the love and care and attention possible :-)
Any “breeding related” medical costs for the Guardian Dog are the expense of Cathy‘s Cockapoos. Our Guardian Homes are only responsible for routin maintenance and medical care just as they would if they had their own dog.

What Are The Requirements to Become A Guardian Home?
To be considered as a Guardian Home for one of our breeding dogs, we require that you live within 100 miles of our home. It is necessary that you have physical fencing to provide a safe and secure environment for the Guardian dog/puppy, own your own home, and have a schedule that will allow for your dog to not be left alone for extended periods of time. All dogs and pups placed in Guardian Families must be indoor dogs, and never be left outside unattended. Guardian Families must have reliable transportation, and a willingness to bring the Guardian dog/pup to us when needed throughout the year. 

So How Does it Work? 
Most all of our dogs/pups available for our Guardian Program will be females. Occasionally we will have a male available but it is rare.
Your female will go into heat for the first time between 6-9 months of age.  She will be breed on her 2nd heat at about 1 1/2 years old.  When the Guardian dog is in season, the Guardian Family is required to contact us immediately. An intact female usually has a heat cycle that will last between 14 and 21 days. During this time, we will need access to her for breeding related appointments. Once she has been bred, she will remain with her Guardian Family until two week before her due date. At that time, the Guardian dog will come back to stay with us throughout her pregnancy, and will be returned once her pups are fully weaned approximately 6 weeks later. Guardian Families are welcomed and encouraged to visit with scheduled appts while their Guardian Dog is at Cathy‘s Cockapoos.

If you are applying for a Guardian Home puppy, she will come to you at 8 weeks of age.  Not all female will be part of our Guardian Program.